November 13, 2018 / 6:09 AM / a month ago

Over 90 million passengers expected to use Dubai's main airport in 2018 - CEO

An Emirates airlines Airbus A380 stands parked at Dubai International Airport, United Arab Emirates January 7, 2018. Picture taken January 7, 2018. REUTERS/Caren Firouz

DUBAI (Reuters) - Just over 90 million passengers are expected to use Dubai International Airport in 2018, Dubai Airports Chief Executive Paul Griffiths said on Tuesday at an aviation industry conference.

Passengers using the airport, the hub for Middle East airline giant Emirates and a major source of income for Dubai, rose 5.5 percent to 88.2 million in 2017.

Reporting Alexander Cornwell; Writing by Tom Arnold; Editing by Gopakumar Warrier

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